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William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Viscount Fitzwilliam

Remains of Church of St.Nicholas Within, Dublin.
Photo 2010. From here.
See similar 2012 shot (and side shot).
See street view.

William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Viscount Fitzwilliam (see here and here), born est c.1610,
living in Dundrum Castle at the time of the outbreak of the Rebellion in Oct 1641, he was loyal to the crown,
was driven out of Dundrum Castle by the rebels,
the rebels in turn were driven out of Dundrum Castle in Jan 1642,
served with his brother in France 1642, he was Lieutenant colonel,
Lieutenant-General of Shropshire during English Civil War,
living in Dundrum Castle again as at 1646,
mar Mary Luttrell [born est c.1620, descendant of Edward I],
the Fitzwilliams had left Dundrum Castle by 1653, and did not live there again,
after the Restoration 1660 he lived at Simmonscourt Castle,
succ 1667,
she died pre-1673 [Complete Peerage],
[Ball, vol.2, 1903] says he died 1675 (would be age est c.65 yrs), attended by Catholic priest, in the parish of St.Nicholas Within, Dublin (the area just in front of Christ Church, on the S side of it),
though [Complete Peerage] says he died pre-1673,
bur Donnybrook church,
having had issue:

  1. Thomas Fitzwilliam, 4th Viscount Fitzwilliam, born est c.1645.

  2. Mary Fitzwilliam,
    mar May 1685 to John Browne [born 1651, son of Thomas Browne] of Clongowes, Co.Kildare,
    the father Thomas Browne had purchased the medieval castle at Clongowes (or Clongowes Wood) in 1667,
    John died 27 Jan 1693, age 42 yrs [Burkes Irish, 1912], bur St.Audoen's church, Dublin,
    can't find burial in St.Audoen's parish records for Jan 1692-93 or Jan 1693-94,
    later reburied at Mainham graveyard, W of Clongowes, see bad scan of memorial at Mainham in Kildare Cemetery Records,
    Mary died 19 May 1693, bur 20 May 1693 in St.Audoen's [St.Audoen's par records],
    later reburied at Mainham,
    had issue:

    1. Stephen Fitzwilliam Browne, born est c.1686,
      mar 1stly to his 1st cousin --- Fitzwilliam,
      mar 2ndly, 1710 [Turtle Bunbury] or post-1722 [Burkes Irish, 1912] to Judith Wogan and had issue,
      built new seat at Clongowes 1718,
      it became known as Castlebrowne or Castlebrown,
      died 1767.
      Clongowes was sold out of the family in 1814 and became the famous Clongowes Wood College, one of Ireland's oldest Catholic schools.

Burial of Mary Fitzwilliam (who married John Browne) inside the church of St.Audoen's, Dublin, on 20 May 1693.
From [St.Audoen's par records].

Clongowes, Co.Kildare

Clongowes, Co.Kildare, on 1829 to 1842 map.

Mainham graveyard, W of Clongowes, on 1887 to 1913 map.
The Wogan-Browne Mausoleum is just outside Mainham graveyard (to the S).
See modern satellite view.

Wogan-Browne Mausoleum, Mainham.
From the late Hermann Geissel.

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